Would have been 5 stars but one of the cables had the optical ferrell poking out, I had to push it back in and try to get it connected before it pushed out again. Otherwise, The cables are of outstanding quality. The sale price was ridiculous .... $3.50
This Toslink cable is working great for me. I've run it from the optical output of my SoundBlaster card in my PC to the DAC input of my hi-fi system. It sounds great, just as good as the original CD I ripped the FLAC file from. (I'm listening to 2 channel stereo).The sheath is a nice, sturdy braided metal mesh covering that is beefier than anything I've ever seen on a cable. The connectors are also just as sturdy. Good cable.